Festival d’Automne à Paris

It is a great joy and honour to share that I will be joining the Festival d’Automne à Paris as artistic director for music programming, succeeding Joséphine Markovits.

While I was studying in Paris, more than 10 years ago, I would go to the concerts at the Festival d’Automne and discover music I never heard before. I had my first piece for the Ensemble Intercontemporain premiered in 2014 at this festival, and 10 years later, Joséphine asked me to be the portrait composer for her last edition in 2024.

Joséphine and this festival have been a constant presence in my musical life and helped me to shape the composer and curator I am today. Being able to do for many more artists what she and the Festival d’Automne have done for me is one of the biggest joys of my life. I know these are big shoes to fill, and I will try to do my very best.

M/R at the Festival Rümlingen

Eva G. Alonso, Chris Swithinbank, and I have been working as a trio since last year, creating audiovisual performances which adapt and react to space. We are extremely grateful to the Festival Rümlingen, which welcomed us in Oltingen (Switzerland) and gave us the best possible (physical and mental) conditions to work and develop M/R together.

[Photo: Kathrin Schultess]

Premio Abbiati 2021

Such an honor to receive the “Premio della critica Franco Abbiati” for the album Earthing. My music is somehow absent in Italy, but it is always a great pleasure to have support from my home country. Grazie!